Heating and cooling your home is an important function and a Heating contractor in Oregon can help you meet these needs. This can be really important for those wintertime months when the temperature drops extremely low. However, it can also be useful for those nights when it’s simply a bit cold and you want something to knock the chill off. At one time the heating systems in most houses were stand alone units such as gas burning heaters or wood stoves, but modern appliances are often combination systems that can heat and cool your home as required.
These wonderful tools are called an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system and are generally installed by a certified contractor like Eastside Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. They typically consist of two major pieces, some ventilation and a thermostat. The large external component is the condensing unit which sits in a cabinet outside the home. It compresses the refrigerant and pumps it through the coolant lines.
The internal portion of the HVAC houses the actual furnace as well as an evaporator coil that carries the coolant. The evaporator coil is located in the same air exchange that the furnace uses and the air is pushed through the coil to pick up the coolness that occurs as the refrigerant passes through. Technically speaking, the refrigerant chills the coil by collecting any heat that surrounds it and removing the heat somewhere else. In this case, outside the home.
One important aspect of owning an HVAC is the regular maintenance that must be performed. Maintenance on your system could save you a ton of money in the long run. For instance, simple maintenance can improve the way your air conditioner functions which will save on your utility bills. Plus, this maintenance can help avoid some of the repair costs when the appliance breaks down. One of these maintenance functions is verifying the charge of the coolant level. If the coolant is too low then the unit can’t condense it properly and it won’t pick up heat they way it is supposed to. You can learn more about your heating and air conditioner maintenance and installation options by contacting Eastside Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Follow us on Twitter!